Easter Island Mystery Solved? [Gif]

Submitted by: ElectricEye 2 years ago Science


For centuries, scientists have tried to solve the mystery of how the colossal stone statues ofEaster Islandmoved. Now there"s a new theoryand it rocks.



An illustration of ancient Easter Islanders

The multi-ton behemoths traveled up to 11 miles (18 kilometers) from the quarry where most of them were carved, without the benefit of wheels, cranes, or even large animals.
Scientists have tested many ideas in the past, figuring that the islanders must have used a combination of log rollers, ropes, and wooden sledges. Now a pair of archaeologists have come up with a new theory: Perhaps the statues, known asmoai,were "engineered to move" upright in a rocking motion, using only manpower and rope.

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""We know the truth,"" say the indigenous Rapanui. ""The statues walked.""
There are 13 comments:
Male 1,983
The legends have always said that the statues "walked" to their locations. This pretty much cinches that.
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Male 253
5Cats is right. In fact this was posted on this site over 3 years ago. Unless someone has a better way of doing it I`m sticking with this.
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Male 7,031

There`s a bigger mystery here ...




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Male 1,104
that was pretty convincing....but we all know it was aliens.
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Male 1,454
we`ll have to get time travel to find out for sure.. or time viewing at least..
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Male 36,542
@Evil_Eye: That`s after they got there, they were quarried quite a distance away, eh?

I thought this was known for a few years now?
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Male 1,442
Or not.
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Male 3,408
cool.
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Male 5,972
Wasn`t aliens

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Male 14,775
Or perhaps "sashayed"
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Male 14,775
Shuffled
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Male 2,729
Link: Easter Island Mystery Solved? [Gif] [Rate Link] - ``We know the truth,`` say the indigenous Rapanui. ``The statues walked.``
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